Monday, April 16, 2007

CSFF: Return of the Guardian King by Karen Hancock

Song Stuck on the Brain: Far Away by Nickleback

This week the CSFF is touring Return of the Guardian-King by Karen Hancock.

The powerful finale to the Christy-Award winning series…

Believed dead by all but the handful of supporters who rescued him from his Mataian enemies, Abramm Kalladorne has fled his homeland to the high mountains of northern Chesedh. Traveling under a new name with a group of bitter and increasingly desperate fellow exiles, Abramm hopes to reunite with his wife in Chesedh, where he will offer his services to her father in fighting the invading armies of the Black Moon. But with every step he is hindered, delayed and diverted from the direction he desires to go, and it soon becomes clear Eidon has other plans for him.

In the Royal city of Fannath Rill, Maddie alone believes Abramm still lives. But since she has no proof, her friends, family and public opinion press her to remarry. With its neighboring realms now under enemy control, Chesedh has become the last bastion of Eidon’s Light. Desperately overmatched, it cannot survive on its own. And the rich, handsome, eastern warlord who is openly courting Maddie has a vast fleet of galley ships that could turn the tide in Chesedh’s favor…


" Multiple Christy Award winner Karen Hancock has created a story world rich in detail and depth. Her well-written characters draw you into their world with their triumphs and struggles, failures and successes, heartbreak and joy… Return of the Guardian King holds to the same high standards set in the previous books, making the whole series keepers on my shelf.” ~Cheryl Russell for

Visit Karen at her website and fan forum to discuss the award winning series with other fans. If you're a writer, then be sure to check out her articles on writing.

This month we'll have a guest blogger reviewing this book. Although I've read Karen Hancock's Arena, I hadn't read this series yet. And who wants to start a series by reading the last book? However, my BFF Sariah, has read the series and couldn't wait to get her hands on book four. She's devouring it now and will email me her review as soon as possible. So stay tuned for more information.

Be sure to visit the other tour members blogs for more information.

Happy reading,


Karen Hancock said...

Thanks for the mention, April! And what a great way to compensate for not having read the books! I'm impressed. I also agree, that starting a series with the last book is not the way to go. ;-)

WayneThomasBatson said...

I third that sentiment, but given my life right now, I kind of had to start with RotGK. And though I realize there are certain elements that I just won't get, it sure ROCKS so far.

Becky said...

What a great idea to have a guest blogger. But the fact that your friend could hardly wait to get her hands on book 4 should tell you something, April. You need to get your hands on book 1!! ;-)


April Erwin said...

LOL! I know, I know. :)

Ironically, I'm the one that got Sariah hooked on the series in the first place. I bought her book 1 as a birthday present. She loved it! I just haven't found time to read the series myself. I loved Arena though. :)Sariah has been good to tell me about the series and it sounds like an incredibly intricate story. I'm sure it's fabulous.

Rebecca said...

Looking forward to the review!